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Scots Men’s basketball team starts hot: Emory ends streak

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The decorated Maryville Men’s Basketball program tipped off the 2016-2017 campaign with four straight wins. On Nov. 16, the Scots first game of the season and home opener against Centre College proved to be an early season test. A 14-0 first half run put the Orange and Garnet up by 4 at the break. Junior Guard Jaylen Bowyer led the Scots with 15 points, and Sophomore Guard Emanuelle Garcia led the Scots beyond the arch with 12 points from downtown. Up by only 3 with 10 minutes to play, Maryville went 6-of-8 from the charity stripe and were able to squeak out a 74-70 win against the visiting Colonels. On Nov. 19, the Scots traveled to Randolph College for another out-of-conference match-up. The Wildcats took an early advantage and led 31-16 with 5 minutes left in the first half....

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Lady Scots put to test early

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     The defending USA South Conference Champions Lady Scots basketball program started the 2016-2017 campaign with a no. 18 national ranking. However, opposing teams see that national ranking as a chance for an upset, and the Lady Scots were challenged in the first five games of the season. In those five games, the Lady Scots went 3-2, and fell out of the national polls. Luckily, two out-of-conference early season losses won’t hurt Maryville too much. The Lady Scots have six upcoming out-of-conference match-ups throughout the month of December before beginning play in the West Division of the USA South Conference. For their season opener on Nov. 18, against Mary Baldwin University, the Lady Scots traveled to Danville, Ky. The Squirrels were no match for the Lady Scots. Maryville’s tenacious defense forced 29 Mary Baldwin turnovers, and that defense turned...

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Until Next Time: Recap of Volleyball Season

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Coming off a previous eighteen-win season, head coach Kandis Schram looked to come into the 2016 campaign and build off what her 2015 Lady Scots accomplished. What Schram got instead was another 18-win season, far superseding preseason expectations. The immediate dominance of players, like freshman right side hitter Brianne Sidner, and continued consistency of the rest of the team got the Lady Scots back into the post season, to no one in the USA South Conference’s surprise. However, a surprise instead came from the order in which the games were won. The season did not kick off how most were expecting. Schram’s team stumbled initially out of the gate, dropping three consecutive matches after winning the home opener against Tennessee Wesleyan College. The offense would begin to show small flaws in fluidity and rhythm, which led to some of...

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Hurricane Matthew hits more than just the coast

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

Two local Maryville College baseball players stood strong together as they held their breath and awaited news on Hurricane Matthew. Separated from their families by 816 miles, raging waves and severe flooding, Johnny Carpenter and Evan Heffner were only able to watch headlines and listen to brief phone calls from their parents all while preparing for the first week of baseball’s fall practice. All of this on top of schoolwork led to massive amounts of stress and a two-week emotional rollercoaster for these two students. The first junior baseball player affected by Hurricane Matthew was Heffner. He heard the projected severity of the storm while watching the news one afternoon. Heffner checked the weather app on his phone to confirm before he told his friend/ teammate Carpenter to call his family as well. Unlike Carpenter, Heffner’s his family lived...

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The sad defeat of a powderpuff football player

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Sports | 0 comments

There I was with my back flat on the ground while the girl who had plowed me over was already another ten yards down the field. I didn’t get up. I laid there and thought of all the reasons why I signed myself up for powderpuff football at Maryville College. It was our third and final game, and we were down in the first quarter. It didn’t look like we were going to improve in the second. We had all the plays memorized down to having funny names to call them by. The fact was we just didn’t have the talent that the other team had. We put in time to practice at least once a week to go over the motions and practice throwing the ball around.  Yes, we were dedicated, but in no way prepared. After losing...

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Men’s Soccer wins USA South Conference title; NCAA tournament bound

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Men’s Soccer team captured its first USA South Conference Regular Season Title with a 9-1 conference record. Winning the USA South Regular Season Title meant that the Scots would be the No. 1 seed for the USA South Conference Tournament and host the quarter-final match against the No. 8 seeded Ferrum Panthers. Also, the Scots earned the No. 23 National Ranking according to www.D3soccer.com. On Oct. 29, the Ferrum Panthers (5-13) came to Maryville College with the intent to upset the top seeded and nationally ranked Scots, but the Panthers’ hopes would diminish quickly. In the fifth minute of play, Freshman Johnny Rakhmonberdiev stole the ball from a Ferrum defender and slotted Senior All-American Caleb Lucas in on goal who finished bottom left for the Scots’ opening tally. Lucas’ 20th goal of the year. Shortly after,...

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